Bajaj Auto entered the sub-500 cc segment with the introduction of the Dominar 400 in 2016. The motorcycle gained immense popularity among customers and the lot which was produced in January 2017 got booked within few days. Now, the manufacturer is planning to expand its retail network for the Dominar 400. According to a report by Autocar India, the manufacturer is planning for the ready stock of the motorcycle in 80 to 100 cities by this month's end.
The Dominar 400 is powered by a 373.3 cc triple spark, four-valve petrol engine with fuel injection which generates 35 hp of power at 8,000 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission that also comes with a slipper clutch. The suspension duties are done by 43 mm telescopic forks upfront and a multi-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. The braking duties are done by a 320 mm front disc and 230 mm rear disc with dual-channel ABS which is available only on the higher variant while the LED headlamp with AHO (Automatic Headlights On) is standard.
Bajaj Auto sold 3,000 units of Dominar 400 in its first month and plans to sell 10,000 units by September 2017 in India. The manufacturer is targeting to achieve 20 percent of the market share in this segment, while Royal Enfield continues to dominate the sub-500 cc category.
The Bajaj Dominar400 is offered in three colour options, Midnight Blue, Twilight Plum and Moon White. The motorcycle is offered in two variants and the ABS version costs Rs 1,50 lakh while the non-ABS one retails at Rs 1,36 lakh, both prices ex-showroom Delhi.